Half a million zlotys for a healthy ear! HELP!

Franio Gajda

Half a million zlotys for a healthy ear! HELP!

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Fundraiser goal:

Surgery in the United States

Fundraiser organizer: Fundacja Siepomaga
Franio Gajda, 2 years old
Skawina, małopolskie
Microtia and atresia
Starts on: 10 July 2023
Ends on: 12 April 2024

Fundraiser description

Franio was born prematurely in May 2021. Pregnancy went very well with no recognized risks. We would not expect our baby boy to have an undeveloped external earl (microtia) and absent ear canal (atresia).

A long-awaited Franio's birth turned out differently from what we had expected. Fear and concern about Franio's health quickly replaced joy and happiness.

Since then, he has been kept under medical supervision. Hearing through one ear means that he cannot explore the outside world like his age-mates, which makes his development more difficult. Microtia makes learning to speak very complicated. Sound localization takes him more time. The lack of an ear affects his relationships and may cause self-esteem issues.

As parents, we try our best to support him in every way possible. Together we are attending rehabilitation classes like speech, psychological and educational therapy, and we can see the first improvement! He started to speak and make his first sentences. He has been wearing a bone conduction hearing aid since he turned five months, but it cannot always give him the proper support.

We wish Franio didn't face all these health issues and threats. Fortunately, there is hope to end them once and for all! Franio's condition has been treated in the USA for 30 years. When a child is as early as 3 years of age, experts reconstruct the earlobe and open the ear canal during a single surgery, allowing a patient to regain hearing. 

Our only wish is to offer this recovery opportunity for Franio. The cost of surgery is enormous and rises every year. We need 500.000 zlotys! We cannot stop time, which is why we must act now! 

We are asking for your support from the bottom of our hearts!

The parents

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